Draft PPS14 Sustainable Development in the Countryside
Policy CTY 1
|Policy CTY 1 – Development in the Countryside|
A presumption against development will be operated throughout the countryside with the exception of a limited number of types of development which are considered in principle to be acceptable and details of which are set out below.
No other development will be permitted unless there are overriding reasons why that development is essential and could not be located in a settlement, or it is otherwise allocated for development in a development plan.
Where a Special Countryside Area (SCA) is designated in a development plan, no development will be permitted unless it complies with the specific policy provisions of the relevant plan.
Planning permission will be granted for an individual dwelling house in the countryside in the following cases:
Planning permission will also be granted in the countryside for:
Planning permission will be granted for non-residential development in the countryside in the following cases:
There are a range of other types of non-residential development that may be acceptable in principle in the countryside, e.g. certain utilities or telecommunications development. Proposals for such development will continue to be considered in accordance with existing published planning policies.
Where however an existing policy in the PSRNI or a PPS distinguishes between development in Green Belts/CPAs and non-policy areas, the policy provisions for Green Belt/CPA will apply to all proposals until such times as that policy is superseded.
Reuse of Buildings
Planning permission will be granted for the change of use of an existing building in the countryside to a non-residential use where the proposal is in accordance with the following provisions:
2 PPS 6: Planning, Archaeology and the Built Heritage, 1999, DOE Planning Service.
3 A Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland, 1993, DOE.
4 PPS 12: Housing in Settlements, 2002, DRD.
5 PPS 4: Industrial Development, 1997, DOE Planning Service. This PPS is currently under review.
6 PPS 8: Open Space, Sport and Outdoor Recreation, 2004, DOE Planning Service.